It was bound to happen. Valve has only grown over the past ten years, expecially with the release of the Steam Link about three years ago. This device allows users to connect their PC to their TV, so that they can play all of their games on their Steam library on the big screen. A much more efficient way of getting your PC to run effectively on your TV, that’s for sure.
Now you’ll be able to bring your library of games on the go. Any Android (phone, tablet, TV) or IOS (iPhone, iPad, Apple TV) device will be able to download this app.
According to a post from Valve’s press website, “The Steam Link app, slated to launch the week of May 21st, allows gamers to experience their Steam library of games on their Android (phone, tablet, TV) and iOS-based (iPhone, iPad, Apple TV) devices while connected via 5Ghz network or wired Ethernet to a host system (Mac or PC), with Android access initially offered in beta. The Steam Link App will feature support for the Steam Controller, MFI controllers, and more across both platforms.”
Valve also announced another app in the same press release. “Later this summer, the Steam Video app is targeted for release, allowing users to enjoy the thousands of movies and shows available on Steam directly via their Android and iOS devices over Wi-Fi or LTE. In direct response to customer feedback, it will offer the ability to enjoy content in offline and streaming modes.”
These are two huge announcement from a company that has focused primarily on “how” their platform will stand out from the crowd. With these two apps, gamers will be able to use everything the platform has to offer, except directly on their phones. That’s a feature everyone will be happy about (considering pretty much everyone has a mobile device).
With Fortnite and PUBG both being released on mobile devices, Valve’s making steps to match on the competition’s progress. But they’ve got more than one game to feature, and that’s a fact.
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